Smart Electronic Materials: Fundamentals and Applications

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 3, 2005 - Science - 408 pages
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Smart materials respond rapidly to external stimuli to alter their physical properties. They are used in devices that are driving advances in modern information technology and have applications in electronics, optoelectronics, sensors, memories and other areas. This book fully explains the physical properties of these materials, including semiconductors, dielectrics, ferroelectrics, ferromagnetics and organic polymers. Fundamental concepts are consistently connected to their real-world applications. It covers structural issues, electronic properties, transport properties, polarization-related properties and magnetic properties of a wide range of smart materials. The book contains carefully chosen worked examples to convey important concepts and has many end-of-chapter problems. It is written for first year graduate students in electrical engineering, materials science or applied physics programs. It is also an invaluable book for engineers working in industry or research laboratories. A solution manual and a set of useful viewgraphs are also available for instructors.
  

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Contents

QUANTUM MECHANICS AND ELECTRONIC LEVELS
39
ELECTRONIC LEVELS IN SOLIDS
100
C
142
CHARGE TRANSPORT IN MATERIALS
148
D
149
POLARIZATION EFFECTS
264
OPTICAL MODULATION AND SWITCHING
296
MAGNETIC EFFECTS IN SOLIDS
326
IMPORTANT PROPERTIES
363
FERMI GOLDEN RULE
380
LATTICE VIBRATIONS AND PHONONS
386
DEFECT SCATTERING AND MOBILITY
393
Ionized impurity limited mobility
400
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Jasprit Singh obtained his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from the University of Chicago. He is currently a professor in the Applied Physics Program and in the Department of Electronic and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has held visiting positions at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He has authored over 250 technical articles. He has also authored 8 textbooks in the area of applied physics and technology. His area of expertise is novel materials for applications in intelligent devices.

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